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    Hey man, my GF has really serious allergies to most dogs. We used the following strategy for finding a shelter dog-

    -Find an interesting dog from a shelter that seems like a lifestyle fit
    -Meet the dog, play with the dog, take the dog for a walk and see if she/he is a personality fit.
    -If dog passes above test, have GF rub her face on the dog.
    -Put the dog on hold, take small fur sample from said dog.
    -See if GF has allergic freakout to dog from rubbing face on dog.
    -If no, rub fur sample on GF's pillow and see if she has a reaction.
    -If no, go back and adopt dog.

    We went through various stages of that test with a couple dogs before finding an awesome fit. It was worth it.

    Edit to add- our dog had serious separation anxiety when we first got her. We crate trained her, which felt really bad at first. She would bark in her kennel and get really upset when we left, but eventually she would chill out. The kennel became her safe spot and now she chills in there all time but it has been years since we have shut the door for any reason. She is an Australian Kelpie, and despite all the common knowledge to the contrary she is the chillest indoor dog I have ever known. She can go on 8+ mile trail runs one day and chill wihout any excercise other days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevo View Post
    Hey man, my GF has really serious allergies to most dogs. We used the following strategy for finding a shelter dog-

    -Find an interesting dog from a shelter that seems like a lifestyle fit
    -Meet the dog, play with the dog, take the dog for a walk and see if she/he is a personality fit.
    -If dog passes above test, have GF rub her face on the dog.
    -Put the dog on hold, take small fur sample from said dog.
    -See if GF has allergic freakout to dog from rubbing face on dog.
    -If no, rub fur sample on GF's pillow and see if she has a reaction.
    -If no, go back and adopt dog.

    We went through various stages of that test with a couple dogs before finding an awesome fit. It was worth it.
    and as a side bonus, it will give the OP lots to laugh at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevo View Post
    Hey man, my GF has really serious allergies to most dogs. We used the following strategy for finding a shelter dog-

    -Find an interesting dog from a shelter that seems like a lifestyle fit
    -Meet the dog, play with the dog, take the dog for a walk and see if she/he is a personality fit.
    -If dog passes above test, have GF rub her face on the dog.
    -Put the dog on hold, take small fur sample from said dog.
    -See if GF has allergic freakout to dog from rubbing face on dog.
    -If no, rub fur sample on GF's pillow and see if she has a reaction.
    -If no, go back and adopt dog.

    We went through various stages of that test with a couple dogs before finding an awesome fit. It was worth it.

    Edit to add- our dog had serious separation anxiety when we first got her. We crate trained her, which felt really bad at first. She would bark in her kennel and get really upset when we left, but eventually she would chill out. The kennel became her safe spot and now she chills in there all time but it has been years since we have shut the door for any reason. She is an Australian Kelpie, and despite all the common knowledge to the contrary she is the chillest indoor dog I have ever known. She can go on 8+ mile trail runs one day and chill wihout any excercise other days.
    Go directly to step 3. Substitute "you" for "the dog"
    Repeat as necessary

  6. #81
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevo View Post
    .... She is an Australian Kelpie, and despite all the common knowledge to the contrary she is the chillest indoor dog I have ever known. She can go on 8+ mile trail runs one day and chill wihout any excercise other days.
    We've got what I think is a Kelpie / ACD / Border Collie mix. Very similar temperament in his ability to go long distance or chill. Never a lazy dog around the house, but not the kinda bat-shit crazy I was lead to believe..

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    Quote Originally Posted by doebedoe View Post
    We've got what I think is a Kelpie / ACD / Border Collie mix. Very similar temperament in his ability to go long distance or chill. Never a lazy dog around the house, but not the kinda bat-shit crazy I was lead to believe..
    Something about Kelpies I guess. She's the best dog I could ask for. She's smart, adventurous, great at backcountry skiing and trail running, loves to scramble in the mountains and really affectionate as well.

    The girl in question-



    Backcountry skiing-


    Chilling at home-


    She is truly my best friend.

    She's from a shelter in rural Oklahoma and won a lottery to be brought to CO and put up for adoption at our local humane society. It's heartbreaking to think that a dog this sweet would be put down without having won that lottery. Definitely adopt if you can.
    Last edited by Kevo; 06-21-2017 at 10:45 AM.

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    My Golden Retriever's allergy problems seem best controlled by Apoquel

    Might work for your wife?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevo View Post
    She is truly my best friend.

    She's from a shelter in rural Oklahoma and won a lottery to be brought to CO and put up for adoption at our local humane society. It's heartbreaking to think that a dog this sweet would be put down without having won that lottery. Definitely adopt if you can.
    That brought a tear to my eyes. You're a good man.
    It has never ceased to amaze me what great dogs are found at the pound with a little patience.
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    I think you'd have an easier time understanding people if you remembered that 80% of them are fucking morons.
    That is why I like dogs, more than most people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    Go directly to step 3. Substitute "you" for "the dog"
    Repeat as necessary
    I'm glad somebody is paying attention...man his place is slipping.

    I agree it is a constitutional right for Americans to be assholes...its just too bad that so many take the opportunity...
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